Author Archives: Edward Dunne


About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.

MathSciNet Webinar Videos

Recently, Michael Jones, the Managing Editor at Mathematical Reviews, gave a webinar about using MathSciNet.  The full-length video (54 minutes) is available from YouTube here.   There are also three excerpts available:  How to Conduct an Author Search (10 minutes), How … Continue reading

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Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough Prize

Martin Hairer has won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The announcement is here.  The official citation is: For transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations.  His long … Continue reading

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Harvard hires three new mathematics professors

Harvard has hired three new professors in the Mathematics Department:  Laura DeMarco, Mihnea Popa, and Melanie Matchett Wood.  Their appointments began in July.  There are now three women who are tenured, full professors in the department.  Lauren Williams joined the … Continue reading

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Roger Penrose on Numberphile

  Numberphile has posted an audio interview with Roger Penrose on their YouTube channel Numberphile2.  You can also access it as audio-only from their website. 

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The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud

The Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP) has a new home on the internet:  It is all the same content, and still brought to you by the NDSU Department of Mathematics, with support from the American Mathematical Society​.  Now, however, the website … Continue reading

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Happy 121st Birthday, Otto Neugebauer

Today is Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26, 1899 — February 19, 1990). Normally, Mathematical Reviews would have a gathering in our kitchen with a cake. And I would remind people that Neugebauer left Europe, eventually ending up in Providence, Rhode … Continue reading

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An online event about hosting online events

On May 20 at 2pm Eastern, Bianca Viray and Drew Sutherland will be moderating a panel discussion on hosting mathematics events online.  The panelists are all mathematicians who have recently organized online workshops or conferences.  Their hope is that the … Continue reading

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A short video about MathSciNet

There is a three-minute video about MathSciNet now available online on Vimeo. It is also available as part of a blog post from EBSCO, which mostly discusses Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and the really neat book Living Proof: Stories … Continue reading

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John Horton Conway

John Horton Conway died on April 11 of COVID-19. He was 82 years old. In the midst of social distancing measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a common refrain is “life goes on”.  But sometimes it doesn’t. Conway was an … Continue reading

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Some updates during the coronavirus | COVID-19 epidemic

The world is responding to the global coronavirus and COVID-19 epidemic in many ways.  One of the most important is by socially distancing ourselves from one another.   While this helps slow the spread of the epidemic, it also cuts … Continue reading

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